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Welcome to FMI’s Center for Retail Health & Wellness!  Discover how we can help you maximize opportunities throughout your store to improve shopper loyalty via your health and wellness offerings and programs. The center provides leadership, advocacy, news, research, a reference center, a tool kit, an implementation guide and this on-line resource to enhance, expand and evaluate your health and wellness initiatives. FMI also hosts committees and a conference to facilitate networking, learning and discussion to drive innovation in all things Health and Wellness.

         Now Available: Shopping For Health 2013. The 21st annual study by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention, published by Rodale, examines shopper' interests and attitudes regarding health and nutrition, consumers' efforts to manage theri health, and the ways in which health and nutritional concerns play out in purchase decisions at the grocery store. View more.

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), held the second in a series of workshops on Healthy Food Incentives.  The workshop, developed with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is titled “Exploring Ways to Nudge Healthy Purchases Among SNAP Shoppers”.  Click here to view

  • The goal of this workshop was to bring together program and policy stakeholders, representatives of the food retail sector, and research leaders to identify feasible, potentially effective behavioral economic strategies to promote healthy food purchasing by SNAP and other low-income shoppers. The presentations and panel discussions will explore the applicability of various concepts from behavioral economic studies to consumer food purchasing behavior to develop a set of possible strategies for cuing healthier food choices in grocery stores with a focus on food retailers that serve lower income populations and recipients of SNAP benefits.
  •  NCCOR brings together four of the nation’s leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.   For more information on NCCOR visit

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Consumers are increasingly driven by nutrition when shopping for food, according to FMI's Shopping for Health 2012. A sampling of the data reflecting nutrition-driven behaviors is shown here

FMI and Prevention Magazine have released the 20th Annual

Shopping for Health Report!

Datapoints courtesy of Supermarket News

Explore these homes of information and resources about important topics that address health, nutrition, pharmacy, wellness promotion, education and much more.